ECMeetUp recap – Of unicorn horns and decadent pancakes

Pic2So we’re still reeling after having the best #ECMeetUp 2017 this side of the century! Yes, I am still pregnant – even though going into labor at a blogger conference would probably have made the event go viral (hello Facebook Live). But nope, my kid is still happily tucked away in moms tummy. He enjoyed all the amazing food that Ralph and Sarah, of The Plantation, fed our faces with. Uh can you say decadent pancakes (with just about every topping!) and a breakfast that made me feel as if I should have a title infront of my name (Lady Lu sounds good, right?) We were also blown away by the amazing sponsors – like, totally blown away… like so blown away that we have some to give to you too! But first, a ECMeetUp recap:Pic1As always, the event was made complete by the attendance of all the (uber friendly) Eastern Cape bloggers. Since our inception in 2016, we’ve upped our numbers by a whole lot (I’m pregnant, don’t ask me how many), and I am so excited that the blogging industry is growing on our side of Africa. Our guest speakers, Davene Prinsloo and Mandy-Lee Miller, blew my mind. I learnt so much and felt so inspired to take my blog more seriously! We totally enjoyed spending time with Mandy! How awesome was Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism for flying her down and hooking up her accommodation and itinerary while she was in the bay?! They are the real deal, yo!Pic4Pic3

We were totally spoiled by all our very own ‘Proudly PE’ brands who spent some time with us. Dockside Brewery’s designed a special craft beer for our bloggers and Mastertons – our fave, local coffee and tea specialists – did the same, by brewing a special #ECMeetUp coffee just for us! We were so chuffed to have other brands, such as Rain Africa, there who mixed special concoctions for us. Just the word “concoction” makes me excited. Concoction. I love it. Ella will be chatting more about the meet up in a Youtube video over here.

Anyways, before I get to my #ECMeetUp giveaway, can I tell you about the brands who did fabulous giveaways at the event? A big thank you to:
Afroventures, who gave five delegates a voucher to tour our amazing bay.
Beauty with a Difference Spa, spoiled our three helpers (they needed to be thanked since I was pretty much out of action and left our Ella to do most of the running around).
Big5 Comedy surprised a few of our bloggers with (not even officially released yet!) tickets to the new Big5 Comedy show.
Bonamia Restaurant, one of the bay’s best restaurants, gave meal vouchers.
Cadbury PS is giving away cash prizes to the value of R2500! Winners will be anounced this Friday.
Christian Art Media, one of our biggest supporters, gave hampers to two lucky bloggers.
Clicks South Africa, always a fave, selected two Instagrammers who went home with a hamper each to the value of R2500!
Conscious Confidence by Abigail K totally blessed someone with a voucher for a conscious confidence session.
Essence Beauty gave two beauty hampers.
Faithful to Nature also gave a rad hamper.
Gum Tree made Ella and I green with envy when they surprised two delegates with a Nespresso machine each! I know right!
Herald (the newspaper house that Ella and I work for) also gave two hampers.
Jitterbugs gave a voucher.
Kuzuko Lodge surprised a lucky couple with a stay at their beautiful lodge.
Mcgregor Country Getaways also ran an online competition for a stay at their amazing lodge.
MLM – Mandy totally made someones day by giving away a consult session.
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, as if they hadn’t already done enough, gave two bloggers full passes to all the touristy things the bay has to offer.
Plantation, our venue, selected one delegate to win a stay at their newly renovated guest house.
Radisson Blu gave away a stay at their beautiful hotel in Summerstrand.
Ruby Rose  (who designed our blog and meet up logos) gave one blogger a logo voucher.
Shammah on the Valley gave a stay at their guesthouse.
Tech in Focus knows how to talk our language and gave five bloggers 16gb flash drives.
Tyranny of Pink gave a newbie blogger a free consult session.
Watercolor Heart gave a voucher.
Woolworths Beauty Walmer Park spoiled two bloggers with beauty hampers.
Zaahida Joel Marketing gave three blog consult sessions.
Zando gave an amazing beauty box filled with goodies.


And now for the giveaway! (And the crowd says: finally!) I have an #ECMeetUp hamper, filled with some of my fave meet up treats, to give to one of you, to say THANK YOU for reading! You reading my blog, makes me a blogger – innit? Well, it certainly does help to make me feel like I’m not just over here typing things that mean nothing to no one. Thank you, I appreciate you!

I want to keep this nice and easy. To enter, simply comment below, letting me know which of my social media platforms you follow my blog on. In case you didn’t know, I’m over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Winner announced Friday, May 26th.

Congratulations Andrea Thomas! 

BTW thank you to all the amazing bloggers who shared their pics on Instagram. Check out some of their names on top and give them a follow!

30 Comments on ECMeetUp recap – Of unicorn horns and decadent pancakes

  1. Shonri
    May 15, 2017 at 07:02 (1 month ago)


  2. Shonri
    May 15, 2017 at 07:09 (1 month ago)


  3. Vee
    May 15, 2017 at 07:13 (1 month ago)

    It was my first and I reserve the right to say it was THE BEST!!! You outdid yourselves! xx

  4. Stacey Webb
    May 15, 2017 at 07:32 (1 month ago)

    I follow you on Facebook! New mommy blogger and bummed I missed this. Next time for sure x

  5. Simóne Human
    May 15, 2017 at 08:30 (1 month ago)

    It looks like so much fun was had! I follow your blog on Facebook and Instagram. Can’t miss any of your posts. :)

  6. Simone Cameron
    May 15, 2017 at 08:41 (1 month ago)

    Was very well put together. Thanks for all your efforts.

  7. kirsty-rose
    May 15, 2017 at 13:05 (1 month ago)

    Thank you for an amazing event! I had such an incredible time and learnt so much about blogging! It was lovely to be able to spend time with other bloggers too! x

  8. Andrea
    May 15, 2017 at 14:29 (1 month ago)

    The food looks awesome! I follow you on Facebook ! I love reading your posts! You have great talent in writing!

    • Luchae
      June 13, 2017 at 09:43 (2 weeks ago)

      Thank you Andy :) And congrats on winning the prize!

  9. Lindsay Thomas
    May 15, 2017 at 15:59 (1 month ago)

    I follow you everywhere lol, Facebook instagram and twitter as well as a blog subscriber

  10. Jackie Katzen
    May 16, 2017 at 08:01 (1 month ago)

    Wow, everything looks so divine.

    I follow you on all platforms :)

    Facebook – Jackie Katzen
    Twitter @JaxxLisa


  11. Megan Hartwig
    May 16, 2017 at 08:57 (1 month ago)

    Such gorgeous sponsors, and look like everybody was spoilt rotten!!! I follow you on the following platforms:

    Facebook – Megan Hartwig
    Twitter @flutterbymegs

  12. Depashni Marie
    May 16, 2017 at 09:41 (1 month ago)

    Following on Facebook,instagram and Twitter

  13. Meggin
    May 17, 2017 at 12:16 (1 month ago)

    Love your posts!

    I follow you on Facebook and your Blog!

  14. Cassey
    May 18, 2017 at 07:40 (1 month ago)

    Yay for having a great time and meetup :)

    Twitter is where it is at for me.

  15. Melissa Javan
    May 19, 2017 at 08:12 (1 month ago)

    You guys had a great time I see – spoiled lovely by The Plantation. I love the pancake bar. Well done Luchae and Ella Bella

  16. Carolyn Augustus
    May 22, 2017 at 10:38 (1 month ago)

    I follow on Facebook- Carolyn Augustus, Twitter -@Lynn_19426 and Instagram – @lynnie187

  17. Carmen
    May 22, 2017 at 11:10 (1 month ago)

    I follow on Instagram would love to win

  18. Laura
    May 22, 2017 at 11:30 (1 month ago)

    Even though I’m not a mommy….YET it’s always interesting reading your blog on Facebook :)

  19. Anusha Naidoo
    May 22, 2017 at 11:51 (1 month ago)

    I follow you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…I am your stalker . Love your blog, your pictures , your heartwarming updates about your pregnancy , your adorable kids. Wether I win or not, you are a truly a special and amazing person and your love for the Lord is what I truly admire about you. Stay Blessed.

  20. Astrid Samuels
    May 22, 2017 at 14:34 (1 month ago)

    I follow you on Facebook, Instagram and recently Twitter. I also subscribe to your blog.

  21. Nicol Hammond
    May 22, 2017 at 18:00 (1 month ago)

    Sounds like you had an amazing time due anytime and all big ups to you xxx
    Following on Facebook Twitter and Instagram
    PS: all the best for when baba decides to show 😉

  22. Luzaine
    May 22, 2017 at 18:51 (1 month ago)

    I follow you on your blog .met you with a visit at word of faith .you are bery inspiring and you keep it real .

  23. Sharleen Deacon
    May 22, 2017 at 19:17 (1 month ago)

    Looked like fun!
    I follow on Instagram, Twitter and FB

  24. Taryn
    May 24, 2017 at 17:51 (1 month ago)

    I just love reading your blog!!!! I follow on FACEBOOK

  25. Andrea Thomas
    June 23, 2017 at 14:56 (11 hours ago)

    Yay!!!! I am sooooooo delayed!!!! I have just seen I am the winner of the giveaway!!! Thank you Luchae!!!! I am super excited!!!! A great start to my weekend !


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